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    Speeding driver blames lack of goats OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Swiss driver caught speeding in Canada explained that he had been taking advantage of the ability to
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      Speeding driver blames lack of goats

      OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Swiss driver caught speeding in Canada explained
      that he had been taking advantage of the ability to drive fast
      without hitting a goat, police said on Wednesday.

      The driver was caught traveling 161 km/hr (100 mph) in a 100 km/hr
      zone in eastern Ontario Sunday.

      "A motorist from Switzerland, used to driving around hills and
      mountains, takes advantage of the ability to go faster without
      risking hitting a goat," read the traffic officer's notes of the
      incident.

      Local police said it was the first time they had ever heard of such
      an excuse.

      "I've never been to Switzerland but obviously they must have a
      problem with that there," said police spokesman Joel Doiron, adding
      that in his 20 years of service he had never found a goat on the
      highways of eastern Ontario.

      The Swiss driver's imaginative excuse did him little good. Police
      issued him a C$360 ($330) speeding ticket.

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060906/od_nm/goats_dc_2

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